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Pa. firm: Gas line replacement could take decades

March 15, 2011 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The natural gas utility connected to a fatal explosion last month in Pennsylvania says it could take 40 years to replace all its aging, cast-iron pipelines.UGI Corp. Vice President Robert Beard told a state Senate panel on Tuesday that, at its current pace, the utility would need four decades...

Rerun season hurts CBS; Fox's 'Idol' dominates

March 15, 2011 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The March rerun season probably cost CBS a victory in the weekly ratings race.What's that? Reruns in March? In order to stretch a limited number of original episodes across a September-to-May season, networks need to find a few pockets to stick in reruns.The holiday season is one. Last week was...

Stafford's Custom Manufactured Shaft Collars Combine Several Functions

March 15, 2011 11:47 am | by Stafford | Stafford Manufacturing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Stafford Custom Shaft Collars can incorporate O-ring grooves, press-fit pins, drilled and tapped holes, milled slots, cam surfaces, knurls, flanges, spherical bores, internal- or external threads, metal targets, wrenching flats, and other requirements.


SCE & G: Nuclear problems like Japan's unlikely here

March 15, 2011 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A nuclear plant near Columbia and two more that are in the planning stages are better designed than the ones that plunged Japan into a crisis after a massive earthquake and tsunami, and natural disasters of that scale are unlikely in the Palmetto State, South Carolina Electric & Gas Co....

ON Semiconductor Expands Energy Efficient Solutions

March 15, 2011 11:37 am | by ON Semiconductor | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor ( Nasdaq: ONNN ) has expanded its portfolio of AC-DC power solutions for home electronics with the introduction of   the NCP1234 and NCP1236 family of fixed frequency pulse width modulation (PWM) current mode controllers.

Worker seriously injured in NC plant explosion

March 15, 2011 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say an explosion at a coal-fired power plant near Wilmington has left one worker seriously injured.Progress Energy Inc. spokeswoman Natasha Sidwell said the explosion happened Tuesday morning during routine maintenance work at the L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant.One employee was...

Ceragon Networks cutting about 200 full-time jobs

March 15, 2011 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ceragon Networks Ltd. is cutting about 200 full-time jobs as it works to integrate the acquisition of Nera Networks into its business.The provider of broadband wireless systems said that the cuts will help it reach its goal of 1,200 workers.Ceragon announced in January that it would buy...

SunPower: No production impact from Japan disaster

March 15, 2011 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solar panel provider SunPower Corp. said Tuesday that its suppliers in Japan have indicated that, while certain operations are currently disrupted due to infrastructure issues, they have not sustained major damage to their facilities.Polysilicon from SunPower's Japanese suppliers will account...


Linear Technology's Single-Dual, 14-Bit 250Msps ADCs

March 15, 2011 10:32 am | by Linear Technology Corporation | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces a family of dual and single high IF sampling 14-bit, 170, 210, and 250 Msps analog-to-digital converters.

Automakers Halt Production in Japan

March 15, 2011 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota, Honda, and Nissan halted production in Japan for most of the week, but all three build most of their U.S.-sold cars in North America, so Americans shouldn't see a shortage.

Texas Instruments Reports Heavy Quake Damage

March 15, 2011 10:17 am | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

Chip maker Texas Instruments said Monday that "substantial" damage to one of its major manufacturing plants near Tokyo in last week's earthquake will result in extra costs and lost revenue in the first half of this year.

FDA grants 'orphan drug' status to Aegerion drug

March 15, 2011 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals has received federal orphan drug status for its lead candidate, a treatment for people with severe lipid disordersOrphan drug status is given to drugs that could treat rare diseases or conditions that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. The approval,...

Complaint: Google programs hard for blind students

March 15, 2011 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A complaint filed Tuesday with the federal government accuses New York University and Northwestern University of discriminating against blind students by adopting Google e-mail and other programs that aren't fully compatible with technology that translates written words into speech.The National...

Duke seeks NC OK for $459M to prep SC nuke plant

March 15, 2011 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The man who would head the country's largest electric utility says radiation leaking from a crippled Japanese nuclear plant will force regulators to rethink the industry's future, but it's too early to tell how.Duke Energy chief executive Jim Rogers testified Tuesday to the North Carolina...

Pepsi Unveils Plant-Based Bottle

March 15, 2011 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks, and other materials. Ultimately, Pepsi plans to also use orange peels, oat hulls, potato scraps, and other leftovers from its food business.


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